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Mar 15th, 2018
Western Left and Media Politics of Russia

In the recent years, Russia has invested massive amounts in media and activist groups that would represent its perspective and support its politics in the West. Now Russia is reaping some fruit.

A wide range of leftist and even anarchist groups became a mouthpiece for distributing the propaganda of the Russian state. Russia sometimes seems to fulfill the hopes of all the political spectre – from leftists to ultraconservatives, from antifa to traditional fascists… How is this possible? What narratives are used and which of them are the most attractive? What does it all have to do with the history of WWII, Antifascism, Cold War and modern media-colonialism?

Questions raised and answered, discussion moderated by an ex-Russian anarchist comrade.